History Recap / TheSimpsonsS2E10BartGetsHitByACar

17th Apr '18 7:37:43 AM Psi001
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* FlawExploitation: After observing Marge's unwillingness over the lawsuit's sneaky tactics and exaggerations, Burn's lawyer has Marge take a statement the following day, knowing she would expose everything.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It was a pretty open and shut case (particularly given how Burns incriminates himself during the trial), but Homer blew it by rejecting the initial offer, listening to Hutz, and ignoring Marge.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero: It was a pretty open and shut case (particularly given how Burns incriminates himself during the trial), but Homer blew it by rejecting the initial offer, listening to Hutz, and ignoring Marge.Marge, who throws the HeroBall and confesses everything in court.
20th Mar '18 2:05:32 PM Shamrock95
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** Given the airdate of this episode, it would only be 2.5 years to go until Brazil does win the 1994 World Cup which happens on US soil. We are just under five years away from the Yankees being World Champions. Regardless, Bart is overdue to arrive in hell.

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** Given the airdate air date of this episode, it would only be 2.5 years to go until Brazil does win the 1994 World Cup which happens on US soil. We are just under five years away from the Yankees being World Champions. Regardless, Bart is overdue to arrive in hell.



** Bart arrives in Hell where he sees a scene from Creator/HieronymusBosch's tryptich of the ''"Garden Of Earthly Delights"''.

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** Bart arrives in Hell where he sees a scene from Creator/HieronymusBosch's tryptich triptych of the ''"Garden Of Earthly Delights"''.



** Bart actually goes to Heaven first, but he blows it by disobeying the rules immediately after hearing them. After which he plummits to Hell.
** Mr. Burns offers to settle out of court for $500,000 dollars, and Homer turns it down....except that he's suing Mr. Burns for a million dollars and Hutz gets fifty percent (50%), so that's the same thing he'd get if he won the suit. Unless Hutz got half of the settlement.

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** Bart actually goes to Heaven first, but he blows it by disobeying the rules immediately after hearing them. After which he plummits plummets to Hell.
** Mr. Burns offers to settle out of court for $500,000 dollars, $500,000, and Homer turns it down....except that he's suing Mr. Burns for a million dollars and Hutz gets fifty percent (50%), so that's the same thing he'd get if he won the suit. Unless Hutz got half of the settlement.
25th Feb '18 3:13:26 AM outlander2012
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* BlatantLies: Both Bart and Mr. Burns's testimony at trial is pretty much this, though the jury seems more inclined to believe Bart's.
-->'''Mr. Burns''': ''[after giving his testimony and seeing everyone in the courtroom glaring at him]'' [[DeathGlare What are you looking at me like that for?!]] You believed ''his'' cock-and-bull story!
22nd Feb '18 11:51:47 AM JessyS
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Hutz is portrayed as more competent than he would be in later episodes, coming very close to winning the court case against Mr. Burns, and losing only due to the actions of the Simpsons. Later episodes would go on to show how he's not only a comically inept lawyer, but that he may not be qualified to even ''be'' one.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Hutz is portrayed as more competent than he would be in later episodes, coming very close to winning the court case against Mr. Burns, and losing only due to the actions of the Simpsons. Later episodes would go on to show how he's not only a comically inept lawyer, but that he may not be qualified to even ''be'' one. In season 9, he is reduced to being a realtor while he goes even lower in season 5 as he is Bart and Lisa's babysitter.
** Lionel Hutz does win a couple of cases for the Simpsons including an "all you can eat" case against the Sea Captain.



** Given the airdate of this episode, it would only be 2.5 years to go until Brazil does win the 1994 World Cup which happens on US soil. We are just under five years away from the Yankees being World Champions. Regardless, Bart is overdue to arrive in hell.
** At the time of the episode's airing, the New York Yankees were in the middle of a long failure to even contend for a postseason berth as their last World Series victory was in 1978 while their last postseason appearance was in 1981.
** Meanwhile, Brazil had it worse as the soccer/football national team had not won the World Cup since their third title in 1970.



** In the non-canon Treehouse of Horror episodes, Satan looks like Ned Flanders.



* TimeMarchesOn: Satan says Bart isn't supposed to arrive in Hell, until ''"the Yankees wins the pennant. That's nearly a century from now."'' In RealLife the Yankees have won the A.L. pennant 7 times since the episode aired, the first time in 1998.[[note]](As of January 1, 2015.)[[/note]]

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* TimeMarchesOn: Satan says Bart isn't supposed to arrive in Hell, until ''"the Yankees wins the pennant. That's nearly a century from now."'' In RealLife the Yankees have won the A.L. pennant 7 times and the World Series 5 times since the episode aired, the first time for each in 1998.1996.[[note]](As of January 1, 2015.)[[/note]]
4th Jan '18 11:48:25 PM DivineDeath
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Hutz is portrayed as more competent than he would be in later episodes, coming very close to winning the court case against Mr. Burns, and losing only due to the actions of the Simpsons. Later episodes would go on to show how he's not only a comically inept lawyer, but that he may not be qualified to even ''be'' one.


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* DecoyProtagonist: Bart is the title character whose accident sets the plot in motion. But not long after being hit, he get pushed to the side as the episode moves into the court proceedings.
4th Jan '18 11:10:10 PM DivineDeath
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* TheBadGuyWins: Homer could've taken the offer and walked away but let his ego get the better of him. Mr. Burns manages to find out about the phony doctors after overhearing Marge. Then he has her come to the stand in court the next day. Not surprisingly, she winds up blowing it for Homer and winning the case for Mr. Burns.

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* TheBadGuyWins: Homer could've taken the offer and walked away but let his ego get the better of him. Mr. Burns manages to find out about the phony doctors after overhearing Marge. Then he has her come to the stand in court the next day. Not surprisingly, she winds up blowing it for Homer and winning the case for Mr. Burns. [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in that, as evil as Burns is, Homer's lawsuit against him is by no means moral and is driven by pure greed.
14th Nov '17 2:13:28 PM Pyromania101
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--> '''Burns:''' HANG YOUR HEADS IN SHAME! YOU OVERPRICED, UNDER-BRAINED GLORIFIED NOTARY PUBLICS!! JUST GET THAT BIG APE TO MY HOUSE TONIGHT! AND WE'LL BUY HIM OFF WITH A BANANA OR TWO!!!

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--> '''Burns:''' HANG YOUR HEADS IN SHAME! SHAME, YOU OVERPRICED, UNDER-BRAINED GLORIFIED NOTARY PUBLICS!! JUST GET THAT BIG APE TO MY HOUSE TONIGHT! AND WE'LL BUY HIM OFF WITH A BANANA OR TWO!!!


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* SmugSmiler: Burns and his lawyers leer imperiously at Homer and Hutz after winning the case.
14th Nov '17 2:11:54 PM Pyromania101
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* EvilIsHammy: Burns tears into his lawyers after the trial's initial stage for failing to get the jury on his side.
--> '''Burns:''' HANG YOUR HEADS IN SHAME! YOU OVERPRICED, UNDER-BRAINED GLORIFIED NOTARY PUBLICS!! JUST GET THAT BIG APE TO MY HOUSE TONIGHT! AND WE'LL BUY HIM OFF WITH A BANANA OR TWO!!!
14th Nov '17 2:08:13 PM Pyromania101
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* BackhandedApology: Zigzagged. Though Marge genuinely feels bad about ruining Homer's lawsuit, she words it as wanting to "apologise for doing the right thing".

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* BackhandedApology: Zigzagged. Though Marge genuinely feels bad about ruining Homer's lawsuit, she words it as wanting Homer to "apologise "forgive [her] for doing the right thing".thing." She never directly apologizes for it.
24th Aug '17 4:48:37 PM TitoMosquito
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It was a pretty open and shut case (particularly given how Burns incriminates himself during the trial), but Homer blew it by rejecting the initial offer and listening to Hutz.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It was a pretty open and shut case (particularly given how Burns incriminates himself during the trial), but Homer blew it by rejecting the initial offer and offer, listening to Hutz.Hutz, and ignoring Marge.
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